Winged eyeliner can be one of the trickiest things to tackle. I find taking it in baby steps is the best way. Worst case scenario if it doesn’t work, simply have your makeup remover ready and restart. My favorite trick is actually using tape to make sure my line is straight and even; you don’t have to use it, though. If you choose to just follow these directions, but with a piece of tape, line up with your lower lashes to catch any mistakes. Some people use a spoon instead but I find it gives the flick too much roundness. The greatest tricks to winged eyeliner are a good liquid or gel liner, a steady hand, and having Q-Tips ready.
- Liquid or gel eyeliner of your choice
- Follow your typical makeup routine up to your eyes. Do not apply any eye shadow or primer on your eyes.
- Take your eyeliner and apply a thin line across your upper lash line being sure to get it as close t the lashes as possible. A gap between your lashes and eyeliner is not a pretty thing.
- Carefully thicken the line the slightest bit towards the outer corner of your eye.
- Decide how far you want your flick to go out, and go from the outside in. (This will keep your flick more even on both sides.)
- Continue the line all the way to the bottom of the line on your outer corner. Connect it with your lash line.
- Go to the top of the flick, then do the same to the top of the line.
- Fill in your flick so it is the same thickness as how thick the line is on your outer corner.
- If you need to thicken the line at all, do so carefully.
- If your line is uneven at all and not straight, carefully fix it up with a Q-Tip.
- Finish your makeup look with a few coats of mascara.
Winged eyeliner is a great thing, but can be overdone easily. Try not to wear it two days in a row and never do a smokey eye with it unless you are going to a party. The greatest rule of all is to absolutely never wear a heavy lip with a winged eyeliner. You want to highlight one thing, so if you are doing winged eyeliner, that is you main focus or highlight. The same goes for lips. Don’t wear heavy eye makeup if you are trying to highlight your lips. You want one focus, and one focus only.